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PolyOrg, Inc. Acquires a License to Manufacture and Distribute PNA Monomers Worldwide
Date:1/14/2009

LEOMINSTER, Mass., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOrg, Inc. a Massachusetts, USA based organization has entered into a non-exclusive license agreement with the Copenhagen Inventor Group that enables PolyOrg to manufacture and distribute PNA monomers worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased to have granted PolyOrg a license to sell PNA monomers," said Peter Nielsen, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and co-inventor of PNA. "Ready availability of high quality PNA monomers will benefit everyone in the field," continued Dr. Nielsen.

"As with the other reagents that we sell, PolyOrg's PNA monomers will be of the highest quality and at a considerably lower price to researchers all over the world," said Saroj Roy, Ph.D., President of PolyOrg. Initially, PolyOrg will be offering the Fmoc/Bhoc protected PNA monomers. These monomers are compatible with several commercially automated DNA/ Peptide/ PNA synthesizers.

Researchers interested in obtaining PNA monomers can contact Aloka Roy, Ph.D., Vice President of PolyOrg at: alokaroy@polyorginc.com; Tel : (978) 466-7978. Additional information is also available at http://www.polyorginc.com.

About PNA:

PNAs are oligonucleotide analogs in which the sugar-phosphate backbone of DNA is substituted by amino-ethyl-glycine backbone. Invented in 1991 by scientists at the University of Copenhagen, Prof. Peter E. Nielsen, Prof. Ole Buchardt, Dr. Michael Egholm, and Dr. Rolf H. Berg (Copenhagen Inventor Group) PNAs hybridize strongly and sequence-specifically to complementary DNA or RNA. They however are not degraded by nucleases or proteases. These properties of PNA have made them extremely attractive for applications in molecular biology, diagnostics, as well as in antisense and anti-gene therapies.

About PolyOrg, Inc:

PolyOrg, Inc. provides a variety of synthesis related services that support academic, government, pharmaceutical and biotech companies in their research and development endeavors. PolyOrg employs expert Ph.D. chemists and process technicians skilled in organic, solid phase, medicinal, natural product and polymer chemistry. Founded in 2003, PolyOrg is headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts and conducts business around the world. For Further information please visit: http://www.polyorginc.com or contact info@polyorginc.com.


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